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Look: Bruce Pearl Signs Lucrative New Contract With Auburn

Bruce Pearl speaking to the media.

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - APRIL 04: Head coach Bruce Pearl of the Auburn Tigers speaks to the media ahead of the Men's Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium on April 04, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

Bruce Pearl will remain the head coach of the Auburn Tigers for a very long time. On Friday night, the school signed him to a contract extension that'll run through 2030.

According to Brandon Marcell of 247Sports, the contract extension for Pearl starts with a $5.4 million salary. It increases by $250,000 every year, which means Pearl will make $7.15 million in the final year of his new deal.

Overall, Pearl's eight-year extension with the Tigers has a total value of $50.2 million. That's an impressive total for the veteran coach.

In a statement released this Saturday, Pearl expressed his admiration for Auburn's community. Clearly, he's enjoying his time at the university.

"My intent when I came to Auburn was to have enough success for this to be my last coaching job," Pearl said in a statement Saturday, via ESPN. "... I am grateful to all of my players, coaches and support staff for making history. Auburn will be our family's forever home. I am humbled and blessed to be your head coach for a very long time. War Eagle!"

Since taking over as Auburn's head coach, Pearl has a 157-93 record.

Auburn enters this weekend with a 19-1 record. If the Tigers stay healthy, they'll be a legitimate threat to win the national title.